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TTG Mice

Luxurique and Dentsu Live to elevate tourism resources for inbound visitors to Japan

May 01, 2024

Luxurique's partnership with Dentsu Live is announced. 

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NIKKEI Asia

Gastronomy becomes key draw for high-end travelers to Japan

April 28, 2024
Luxurique CEO, Naomi Mano shares her insights on the relationships between HNW travellers and high-end restaurants in Japan. 

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South China Morning Post

Japan’s Osaka Weighs New Tax on Inbound Visitors in Bid to Make Region ‘More Attractive and Comfortable’

March 09, 2024
Luxurique CEO, Naomi Mano discusses her support for the new accommodation tax in Osaka. 

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The Washington Post

Where to Travel in 2024, Without Crowds

January 31, 2024
Our CEO Naomi Mano's recommendation of Fukui Prefecture was featured as The Washington Post's second must-visit destination for 2024.

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Mainichi 

Fukui Prefecture is now listed as one of the "Most Spiritual" places to travel in the world by an American newspaper

February 02, 2024
Our coverage in The Washington Post was picked up by the national Japanese newspaper, Mainichi. 

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Fukui Shimbun

Fukui Prefecture is one of the 12 "Places to Travel in 2024" selected by the Washington Post as the "Most Spiritual Region" in the world.

February 04, 2024
Our coverage in The Washington Post was picked up by the local Japanese newspaper, Fukui Shimbun. 

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The Wall Street Journal
Hot Hotels ‘24

January 25, 2024
Naomi Mano was quoted in a story about hot new hotels for 2024 and made Japan recommendations for late February and early March.

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Medical Tourism Magazine

Japan's Longevity Quest:

Embark on a Journey to Prolonged Health and Wellbeing in Japan's Advanced Medical Landscape

January 24, 2024

Luxurique, a member of the Medical Tourism Association, is leading the way for Japan's burgeoning wellness tourism industry, incorporating wellness and health checkups into its medical itineraries.

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South China Morning Post
Japan’s Inbound Travel Sector Expects Bumper Year, As Tourist Numbers Approach Pre-Pandemic Levels

January 22, 2024
Luxurique's CEO spoke on the influx of tourists expected in Japan in 2024.

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TTN Worldwide
Luxurique Offers Exclusive Experiences in Japan

January 2024

Naomi Mano was interviewed on exclusive experiences in Japan and the rise of medical tourism in the country.

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TTN Worldwide
Enthralling Japan

December 2023

Our CEO, Naomi Mano, discussed Luxurique's approach to itinerary curation.

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Country & Townhouse

Japan: The Land Of The Rising Sun

November 2023
This article featured a Luxurique experience of dining with a maiko (apprentice geisha).

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AFAR Magazine
What to Know Before Staying in a Ryokan in Japan

November 8, 2023

Our CEO, Naomi Mano, was interviewed about the etiquette of staying in a ryokan.

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Channel 5,
Jane McDonald: Lost In Japan (Episode 3)

September 10, 2023

Channel 5 contacted us to organise Luxurique experiences in Kyoto for high profile UK TV show, Jane McDonald Lost in Japan. Naomi Mano arranged for her to get professionally dressed in a hand-crafted kimono worth USD300,000 in the stunning surroundings of the Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa followed by an evening at Michelin-starred restaurant Mokubei, entertained by geisha.

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TTG Asia
More Tourists Loosen Purse Strings in Japan

September 25, 2023

Our CEO, Naomi Mano, spoke about international tourists in Japan spending more than ever before.

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TTG Asia
Most Tourist Markets Undeterred by Fukushima Nuclear Water Release

September 8, 2023

Luxurique CEO Naomi Mano told TTG Asia that her clients have so far expressed “no concerns” about the release of the treated water into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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Robb Report

Two Historic Japanese Castles Are Opening Their Doors to Overnight Guest

August 12, 2023
Naomi Mano was interviewed about how the impact of the pandemic led to innovations in rural Japan including Hirado and Ozu Castle stays.

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Yahoo!Finance

Two Historic Japanese Castles Are Opening Their Doors to Overnight Guest

August 13, 2023

The Robb Report article also appeared on Yahoo!Finance.

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South China Morning Post

Japan Travel Sector Cheers as Chinese Tour Groups Return, But Overcrowding Concerns Remain

August 11, 2023
Our CEO, Naomi Mano, was interviewed about what the return of Chinese tour groups means for tourism in Japan.

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The Washington Post
8 Less-Crowded Places to Appreciate Art, History and Nature

July 25, 2023
Naomi Mano was interviewed about where to avoid the crowds in Japan. She recommended the Ise Grand Shrine in Kyoto.

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The Washington Post

Teen Tourist Carves Name into 1,200-year-old Japanese Temple

July 12, 2023

Our CEO Naomi Mano was interviewed about her opinion on the vandalism at Nara's Toshodaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Macau Business
Asian IR Expo/G2E Asia Kicks Off Today with Diversification Focus

July 11, 2023
Naomi Mano, Luxurique's CEO, was mentioned as a speaker at Macau's inaugural Asian IR Expo, a three-day discussion on navigating the world of travel post-COVID, and different aspects of tourism, such as health tourism.

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Tokyo Weekender

Voice of Tokyo #11: TW Checks In With The City’s Trendsetters

May/ June issue, 2023

Naomi Mano was featured as a Voice of Tokyo. She spoke about the exclusive experiences Luxurique offers and about its sister company Furusato Japan, the first English-language Furusato Nozei site. 

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TV Asashi

Riatotsu WEST 

June 18, 2023

Our CEO shared the behind-the-scenes coordination that goes into itineraries for overseas VIP clients.

TTG Asia
Going Beyond the City

June 7, 2023
Naomi Mano discussed how the business events landscape has changed, and why she is advocating for the country's rural locations.

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Global Travel Media

Exclusivity  Unlocked: Japan's Premier MICE Events Open Their Doors

April 24, 2023
Global Travel Media documents Luxurique's exclusive MICE events in Japan.

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Meetings and Conventions Asia
Hybrid To Stay But Event Attendees Want Authenticity

March 23, 2023
A report on Naomi's panel discussion for Pacific Asia Travel Association's recent webinar, "The Future of Events."

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The Washington Post
Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Japan This Year

March 21, 2023
Luxurique CEO, Naomi Mano, gave her insider tips on where to go and what to do on your next Japan trip.

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Luxury Card

Wellness Tour

March 2023

Naomi Mano gave her insights on Japan as a wellness destination.

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The Way Magazine

Luxurique: Japan and its Charm on Request

January 16, 2023
Our CEO, Naomi Mano discussed Japan's charms and Luxurique's ability to deliver the experiences you want, when you want them, without compromise.

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The Washington Post
Pink Snow and Private Jets: Ski Workers Spill on Rich Guests’ Requests

December 21, 2022
Our CEO, Naomi Mano, discussed how our UHNW guests take their skiing trips in Japan to the next level.

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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
With Japan as Inspiration, South Korea Unveils Donation System to Rejuvenate Local Economies

December 20, 2022
Luxurique's sister company, Furusato Japan, a platform that supports the government’s Furusato Nozei hometown tax system, is mentioned in this article on innovative ways to support local economies.

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Furusato Japan

Launch of Furusato Nozei Tax System

September 28, 2022

Luxurique launched Furusato Japan at a press conference at the Tokyo American Club. Furusato Japan supports foreign residents in Japan who want to contribute to the Furusato Nozei tax system. The website, in English and Japanese, features a curated selection of return gifts and experiences that deepen connections with Japan while driving sustainable tourism.

 

Coverage of Furusato Japan is featured in:

Forbes Japan

Furusato Japan, a hometown tax payment website for foreign residents, has launched

November 2, 2022

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The Japan Times 

New platform encourages Japan's foreign residents to use tax donation programs

September 28, 2022

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The Japan Times

Tax breaks, local specialties: What to know about Japan’s Furusato Nozei program

October 2, 2022

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Nikkei

Return gifts for foreigners who donate their hometown tax to Saga, Arita, etc. 

September 28, 2022

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Kyodo News

Furusato Japan for foreign residents in Japan starts, offering tailormade "koto" contents (experiences) at Luxurique. 

September 29, 2022

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The Sankei Shimbun

Furusato Japan makes it easier for foreigners residing in Japan to pay “hometown tax”: Luxurique and local government launch support site.

September 28, 2022

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Japan Today

Hometown tax helps promote sustainable domestic tourism

October 13, 2022

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Time Out

Your taxes can get you a memorable trip to the porcelain capital of Arita in Saga

Support rural towns, score a luxury vacation, and get a tax deduction all at once with Furusato Japan

October 3, 2022

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Tokyo Weekender

Unique Travel Experiences with Furusato Japan

October 3, 2022

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Japan Forward

Furusato Japan: Spreading the Hometown Tax Program to Foreign Residents and the World

October 3, 2022

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PR Times

Japan's first fully-fledged hometown tax payment site for foreign residents, “Furusato Japan,'' has launched.

September 28, 2022

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Hoteres Online

Luxurique announces “Furusato Japan,” Japan’s first hometown tax payment site for foreign residents. 

September 29, 2022

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Saga Newspaper

Arita Town makes it easier for foreign residents to pay hometown tax via Furusato Japan.

September 29, 2022

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TTG Asia
Hiring Challenges Plague Japan’s Tourism Reopening

September 22, 2022

Our CEO, Naomi Mano, discusses the hurdles facing the hospitality industry when rehiring to meet the expected surge in tourists after COVID restrictions lift.
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NHK World-Japan

Raising Visitor Cap only First Step to Reviving Tourism

September 7, 2022

Our CEO Naomi Mano discussed Japan's reopening strategy. She explains why Japan needs to implement measures beyond raising daily entries, such as dropping visa requirements.​

South China Morning Post

Japan Travel Sector Calls For ‘Hugely Damaging’ Covid-19 Entry Curbs to End as Economy Rebounds

August 15, 2022

Our CEO, Naomi Mano, discusses the need to abolish restrictions on inbound travellers to  Japan. 
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PATA Destination Marketing Forum

FOCUS on MICE: The Changing World of MICE

August 4, 2022

In her roles as President of the Japan MICE Association and Luxurique CEO, Naomi Mano participated as a panellist at the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Destination Marketing Forum 2022, held in Hat Yai, Thailand. She predicts the wellness industry could hold the key to its success as Japan begins to reopen. The event brought together 300 of the most prominent players in the travel industry to discuss the theme of "building back sustainably through cultural heritage and community-based tourism." In her panel discussion, FOCUS on MICE: The changing world of MICE, she shares how this sector is leading the tourism industry as it reopens worldwide.

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US Host Town Symposium

February 2021
Luxurique planned, produced, and executed the US Host Town Symposium, an event within the 2021 Host Town Summit held by Japan's Cabinet Secretariat. Approximately 100 people from the US Host Towns, US Embassy, US Sports Federations, and US Athletes attended the online event.

Pacific Asia Travel Association

Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook Webinar: The Future of MICE
December 7, 2020

Our CEO Naomi Mano appears as a panelist to discuss the future of the MICE industry post-COVID-19.

She appears from about 2 hours 27 minutes of this video.

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NHK WORLD-Japan

Envisioning Post-Pandemic Tourism

October 14, 2020
Our CEO, Naomi Mano speaks about “Envisioning Post-pandemic Tourism”.

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TTG MICE

Plugging the Gap

September 30, 2020

Naomi Mano shared her insights on how and why she founded the Japanese MICE Association and what it hopes to achieve for a bright future post-COVID-19.

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Kyodo News/The Japan Times

Meet the Japanese Omotenashi Consultant Selling What Money Can't Buy

September 30, 2020

Naomi talks about Luxurique’s exclusive services for her discerning clients.

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The Japan Times

Business Travel Conference Tokyo

The Future of MICE in Japan

August 7, 2020

Naomi Mano, also the chairman of the Japan MICE Association, was the moderator for "Business Travel Conference 2020" to discuss the future of MICE in Japan. 

Sankei Web

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Japan to Give People Discounts of US$190 a Day to Boost Domestic Tourism

June 2, 2020

Naomi Mano was interviewed about her views on incentives for domestic tourists. 

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Japan Internal Cabinet Host Town Summit

February 2020

Our CEO, Naomi Mano was lined up to be a speaker at the Japan Internal Cabinet Host Town Summit held in Tokyo, Japan (The summit was cancelled due to COVID-19).

PATA Destination Marketing Forum

27 – 29 November, 2019.

Luxurique CEO Naomi Mano was a speaker at PDMF (PATA Destination Marketing Forum) held in Pattaya, Thailand.

The Telegraph

10 Exceptional Ways to Explore Japan, Away From the Rugby World Cup 2019 

September 20, 2019

Naomi Mano gave a Japan tip; the exclusive Luxurique experience of a behind-the-scenes tour of Kiyomizudera, one of the city’s most famous temples, with the head priest.

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Lecture at Toyo Gakuen

Japan's Service Marketing

July 2019

Our CEO Naomi Mano was a guest lecturer on "Japan's Service Marketing" at Toyo Gakuen University.

IMEX Frankfurt

The Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings, and Events in Frankfurt

May 21 - May 23, 2019

Luxurique exhibited at IMEX Frankfurt, Germany.

Happy Woman Festa Kyoto 2019

Promotion of SDGs Based on Japanese Culture

March 7, 2019
Our CEO Naomi Mano was a panelist for Happy Woman Festa to discuss the promotion of SDGs based on Japanese culture.

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South China Morning Post

‘I Love Men’: How Geisha Celebrate Lunar New Year in Kyoto

February 4, 2019

Luxurique invited journalist Julian Ryall to experience ‘Setsubun’ when geisha let their hair down and the entertainment is quite different...

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"The Illusion of Hospitality"

Theory of Tourism-Oriented Country to Create Japan in 10 Years

December 10, 2018

Naomi Mano published a book about Japan's inbound market titled "The Illusion of Hospitality."

ILTM Cannes

Flagship Luxury Travel Trade Show in Cannes

December 3-6, 2018

Luxurique exhibited at ILTM Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congres, France.

M&C Communication

Outlook for Luxury Travel Market in Asia Hosted by Korea Luxury Travel Mart

September 18, 2018

Naomi Mano led a keynote speech at the opening forum in Korea Luxury Travel Mart. 

The Times

Behind Closed Doors in Japan

September 8, 2018
Our CEO Naomi Mano was interviewed about her impeccable credentials and Luxurique's exclusive services.

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DestinAsian

The Last Days of Tsukiji: Time is Running Out to See the World’s Biggest Fish Market in Action Before it Relocates in October

August 2018

Luxurique is featured in the article "The Last Days of Tsukiji" through the context of one of the biggest fish markets in Japan.

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ILTM Asia Pacific

Luxury Travel Trade Show in Singapore

May 21-24, 2018

Luxurique exhibited at ILTM Asia Pacific, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

ILTM Asia Pacific

The ITLM Asia Pacific Educational Seminar Hosted by ILTM Asia Pacific

May 21, 2018
Our CEO Naomi Mano joined the ITLM Asia Pacific Educational Seminar as a panelist to discuss “How luxury hospitality has changed in Asia in the last 20 years.”

She appears from 12 minutes and 30 seconds, 15 minutes and 28 seconds, and 57 minutes and 40 seconds of this video.

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Centurion

The Treasure Hunter of Tokyo

July 2017

Naomi Mano is interviewed about her role in curating exclusive experiences in Japan. 

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The Luxury Travel Bible

The Treasure Hunter of Tokyo

March 2017

Naomi Mano is interviewed about Luxurique and her luxury travel tips.

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